It will be fantastic to see the 3DS and new PSP battling it out. They won’t just be competing with each other, of course. Let’s make no bones about this: the handheld gaming space totally includes iPhone, iPad and those countless Android devices.
Why should iPhone/ android games be included in the same market as ds and psp? They're mobile phone games. It's a totally different market. You never get full blown games like gow: chains of Olympus on a phone or ff7: crisis core. Mobile phone game libraries are absolutely full of super short mini games. Handheld consoles have much bigger games. They're different markets. To compare them is ridiculous because games on phones cost like 99p whereas games on psp and ds can cost £20 - £30, and the reason for that is the difference in the quality of the games. Sorry, different markets mate. The type of games iPhone and android pump out still places them firmly in the mobile phone market of gaming.
hopefully the psp2 hits the ground running.
iphone is a joke comparing to psp2 when it comes to games /yes, im saying that before psp2 is out
right....well it is an iphone so i would be worried if it had better games than a next gen psp.
The girl playing a psp in the image is FREAKING HAWT!
@Shadow So, a platform doesn't count if it offers $1 games? I guess we should remove PCs as a valid platform too. There are full length, full quality, full price games on iphone/android/windowsphone. Don't dismiss it because it also happens to be a phone and/or you hate Apple.
Im writing this comment with my iPhone, pillville. And I stand by my opinion because the vast majority of games available on phones are 99p mini games, which is what the mobile phone gaming Market has always been like, so that's why I still place them in that category. Whereas the vast majority of handheld games are much bigger in size and are far more fleshed out games. I don't see many Angry Birds type games on psp. Because psp and ds games in the majority are far larger in scale and are more like full games, not mini games. It's a different market.
She's ok but she's not that hot...
Agree! Is the best 'hard core' game the iOS can offer then I am so glad I skipped on the iPhone and got the PSP instead? http://www.youtube.com/watc...
Impress me. Lets see how the PSP2 can compete with the 3DS.
it mite just get the best of 3ds i can see this happening
friends list is a must for psp2
Don't forget trophies. Also PSP/PS2 BC.
the iphone isnt a game device. Its Multimedia device that plays games. Shitty ones that dont even hold a candle to gba games
As far as graphics the PSP2 has prolly already beaten out the 3DS. As always Nintendo has gone for a gimmick selling approach(i.e. the Wii, and of course its rabid fans)so I don't think you'll be deciding the purchase on whether or not the PSP2 has better graphics. Instead it'll be Price point, and are you a techy or a Nintendo fan? Or even yet, are you a gamer with $600 for two handhelds? And about $400 more dollars for some good games for both? Let me be honest; Not frickin me. I'll be goin with the PSP2 whenever it comes out. If it's more than 300 though, SONY can eat a dick.
A big surprize from Sony will be that psp2 will be 3d enabled. It would just be strange if Sony ditches 3d technology on their next handheld while there will be camcorders and phones from Sony that are supporting 3d.
PSP 2. I'd say rather than worrying bout specs and launch games.... Worry bout the Launch Price. That is Sony's biggest problem right thurrrr.
i dont count Apple products, Phones or facebook as real gaming sorry but there not the psp2 has a lot to ride on plus make up the difference of the lack that the first did (had a lot of good games but not enough to keep the wheel going)
@ Shadow Flare There is a reason why Apple compare Iphone stats to PSP and DS. It even came to Sony/Nintendo's attention that Apple is slowly officially entering the video game industry. It made sound odd to compare PSP and DS software to Iphone's but in reality it isn't. These Iphones/Ipads and Androids are widely popular even today's youth. You can argue that Smartphones are hurting PSP and DS sales and preventing it from expanding beyond the core/Nintendo audience. Iphone/Ipad's demographic doesn't justify companies publishing bigger games as seen on PSP and DS.
Nintendo does an awesome job of releasing the right games year one at the perfect time to market them. Sony better watch closely because even japan didn't start eating up psp's until crisis core hit and since psp's have co-dominated with DS in japan. Before CC it looked as if PSP failed even japan. This time Sony, get it right. Iwata just said there will be quality software released without breaks for 3DS. I'm getting 3DS first and waiting to see if Sony does their releases right (2 year wait at least). Also make higher and lower budget but QUALITY games releases like Nintendo. Keep hardware prices within $50 of Nintendo....SERIOUSLY. And find your Pokemon Sony...pun intended..lol. You must like Nintendo in 1998 found a handheld goldmine with a franchise that seriously moves hardware. MH is not enough because Nintendo will get a rumored monster hunter on 3DS. And on another topic...movies. UMD's didn't take off with srudio support and psn now does them digitally. Nintendo introduces 3D movies with Warner and Disney ready from start...E3 presentation. Nintendo will probably be more effective as a movie player from year one than Sony (who owns a freakin movie house) was year one with PSP. Here comes the disagrees...lol Also, Apple can go jump in a pie or cobbler....lol
@Eagle21 3DS movies will have the same fate as UMD movies. Start off well untill people finally comming to their senses and releasing their over paying to watch movies on a small screen.
do you know the pricing yet?... :) my bet is they will be compatible with Nintendo's next home console...pure win. You know how Disney gives you the BR, DVD or digital copy and now the 3D version this fall starting with The Lion King Blu-ray!) all at the same time of purchase? Watch the 3D Lion King hit 3DS this fall...Ninty ain't stupid..lol. :)
If the screen size is about the same - then the device will compete for the same market. Phones and PDA's converged into one device. It is only logical that a device that has a good quality screen, decent graphics, will get games - hence it will compete with the mobile game market. Already the GPS manufacturers see the convergence of GPS with mobile phones. Any phone now with a GPS receiver and Google Maps - and no need for Garmin device. Mobile phone with Nvidia Tegra chip and no need for a separate mobile game device. That is why we will see gaming orientated mobile phones - PSP phone devices, Android / iPhone with many games in their appstores. But that is not where it stops - this does not threated only the gaming market - it also starts to pull away on PC sales. iPad / Netbook devices - which will run same games (likely on Android / iOS) will be taking away laptop sales. We are seeing the next wave - the post MS Windows market emerging. I am not so sure if a dedicated gaming OS like used on the PSP will dominate or even survive in this revolution.
i think that the fight between the PSP2 and the 3DS will be bigger than the fight between the PSP and DS.
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